Lidos & outdoor swimming baths make you shiver

Outdoor bathing at Ainsdale from a display at Ainsdale Discovery Centre.

The Liverpool Echo has the article on its website – see link below:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseysides-lost-lidos-whats-today-18190452

This article will bring back memories for many a Merseysider and indeed visitors to the once popular lidos around the coast of what are now Sefton and Wirral Boroughs. My dear old friend Charles (Uncle Albert) Walker, sadly no longer with us, would often talk of his exploits around New Brighton Baths in the late 1940’s.

My own recollection of outdoor an swimming pool and how cold they were is from Prestatyn Holiday Camp in the late 1960’s.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.

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Ainsdale – The Liverpool Echo’s hardly glowing opinion of New Pontins

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/echo-spent-night-pontins-southport-12867248

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

Coincidentally I was out and about in Ainsdale only recently and took a few shots of ‘New Pontins’ from the surrounding sand dunes. Here they are:-

Holiday camps like this do seem to be from a very different era, indeed I recall going to Prestatyn Holiday Camp is a youngster with my Mum and Dad in the mid 1960’s. I found an old video on youtube from 1958. It’s a promotional film for Prestatyn Holiday Camp seemingly aimed at the more middle class holiday maker. A blast from the past indeed. Here it is via the link below:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zof_Nk0INEc

The first photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/32923476543/in/dateposted/